Aureus with bust of Uranius Antoninus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 253–254


Mint: Emesa

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 068.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 5.53 gm. Die Axis:12

Accession Number

53.2022

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Uranius Antoninus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
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Reverse: Fortuna (?) standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
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Provenance

Said by Baldus (letter, June 5, 1964) to be from find at Homs before World War II; by 1953: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 12, June 11-13, 1953, lot 846); September 10, 1953: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 1,239.88

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour